Inspired by life and the beauty of its creatures, Sim’s work captures the essence of her being, fuelled with colour and vitality. Her expressionist style is fun, funky, and visually seductive, a fusion of brilliant colours and textures connecting explosively with the faces of friends, fashion, music, creatures & culture.
Born in Western Australia, Sim's work sprawls lively over many years studying and freelancing in Australia, working in London and travelling the world. Formal training in Art & Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia Design saw Sim working in the magazine publishing industry in London. Although focusing on her design, illustration and photography she wrote editorials and reviews for a number of publications. Sim's artwork was selected to feature on the front covers of many acclaimed London Magazines, which prompted a new wave of commissioned works. The internationally renowned Dazed & Confused Magazine employed her talents and an original Sim painting and photograph were chosen for the creative directory.
Returning to Perth, Sim held her first solo sell out exhibition in 2005 and has continued to exhibit ever since. She has been a finalist in the Melbourne Metro 5 $50,000 Art Award; the Perth Black Swan Prize for Portraiture $50,000 Award; the Salon Des Refuses Portraiture Exhibitions and the Shirley Hannan $50,000 Portrait Award. Sim has successfully undertaken numerous solo and group shows and has been heavily commissioned by private and corporate clients, selling hundreds of paintings throughout the globe. She currently resides in Cottesloe where she paints full time, freelances and works to commissions.
Recognised as an artist of beautiful craftmenship, Sim is quickly establishing herself as one of Australia's up and coming artists. Her works are held in Private and Corporate collections throughout Australia, America, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Scotland and Africa. Sim is represented by Lumiere Gallery in Cottesloe, Monsoon Gallery in Broome and Wills Domain Gallery in Yallingup.